Find your perfect “CarFit” with a free check-up March 21

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing How well does your car fit you? Do you have a clear view out your vehicle’s windows? Can you reach and manage all controls and adjust the seat and seat belt so they’re secure, yet comfortable? The right adjustments can improve comfort, control and confidence behind the wheel. CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The program, developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy …

Join AARP Nevada and the Las Vegas 51s for Boomer Night, Saturday April 18!

Posted on 03/3/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events Baseball season is nearly here, and AARP Nevada is teaming up with the Las Vegas 51s for a special Boomer Night at Cashman Field on Saturday, April 18!  Be a part of the aliens’ first home stand of the 2015 season as the 51s take on the Fresno Grizzlies. AARP members and friends can purchase specially-priced $8 reserved seats at this link with promo code BOOMER, while supplies last – and you’ll get a free 51s cap, too! Hurry! The …

Volunteers Speak on Caregiving, Other Topics

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Contact Us | Volunteering AARP volunteers knowledgeable about issues important to Nevadans age 50-plus are available to speak free of charge to community, civic and faith organizations across the state. These trained volunteers deliver interesting presentations about AARP programs, resources, events and priorities. Among the topics available are resources for family caregivers and how to get involved in AARP advocacy during the 2015 legislative session, which runs through May. An estimated 532,000 Nevadans serve as family caregivers, providing key support that allows their loved …

Survey shows Nevadans strongly support measures to help family caregivers

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving A new statewide survey highlighting Nevada family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs indicates overwhelming support for the CARE Act (SB177) and other measures aimed at helping caregivers. The survey recognizes and supports the important role an estimated 532,000 Nevadans play throughout the year as family caregivers.  Their unpaid work and assistance makes it possible for parents, spouses and other loved ones to live independently at home. “Today in Nevada, a silent army of more than half a million unpaid family caregivers …

Get free tax prep help with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Local Resources This year, the AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “The Tax-Aide program is an incredible free resource for Nevadans in need of expert …

Caregiver communication: The difference between a successful transition home and a return trip to the hospital

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Uncategorized If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital. That’s why AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that aims to cut down on re-admissions and help caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home. Called the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) …